Gloria's central role in the kitchen makes her a vital part of the food team
Gloria started working at Good Food in 1999 after the Good Food team poached her from the catering staff in the BBC canteen.
She soon became a fundamental part of the team as Kitchen assistant. Her role means she is queen of the kitchen. She knows where everything is and makes sure that at the end of each day everything is in its place. With up to 130 recipes tested every month for Good Food alone, the kitchen is always a hive of activity - Gloria's patience helps it maintain a certain air of calm.
Life before Good Food
Originally from Ghana, Gloria learnt many of her cooking skills from her mother in her home town of Accra. She then did a vocational course in catering, covering cooking and baking skills.
Aside from her work with the food team, Gloria is studying for her NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking having successfully completed Level 1. Gloria enjoys being able to experiment with a variety of savoury and sweet dishes - her speciality being her native African cuisine. She is well known in the Good Food team for her amazing chocolate cakes and mouth watering pumpkin soup.
- What's your favourite recipe and why?
- My favourite recipe is Angela Nilsen's Ultimate Chocolate Cake. It's fun, and easy, everyone can make it.
- Who inspired you to start cooking and fuelled your love of food?
- I originally learnt basic cooking skills from my mother who believes everybody should learn how to cook. Whenever she would start cooking, she would gather us (my brothers, sisters and me) around, and get us involved. In addition, I did a vocational course in catering, covering cooking and baking skills and also did work experience in a five star hotel.
- Who do you admire, and what would you cook for them?
- I have no particular person in mind. I like everyone and would be willing to try out and cook anything they choose.
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